J-Links for June 5: Labatt vs. Montreal Gazette; Sun TV exec steps down; on teaching journalism in China

 

In Canadian media:

Luka Magnotta poses with Labatt beer, newspaper publishes image, Labatt threatens to sue

 

In Canadian media:

Luka Magnotta poses with Labatt beer, newspaper publishes image, Labatt threatens to sue

Canadian beer company Labatt is threatening to sue the Montreal Gazette after it published a picture of Luka Magnotta holding a Labatt product. The company said it has asked The Gazette to take down the picture numerous times, but the paper refuses.

Wildrose leader’s husband quits job at Sun TV

Veteran journalist David Moretta has stepped down from his position as a senior executive at Sun TV to avoid conflict of interest, says his wife Danielle Smith. Smith is the leader of Wildrose, and was recently defeated in Alberta’s provincial election.

Conrad Black asks for remaining convictions to be dismissed

Media mogul Conrad Black’s lawyers filed a motion yesterday requesting that his remaining convictions be dismissed on the basis that prosecutors deprived Black of his right to an attorney.

 

In international media:

The New York Times delves into the complications of teaching journalism in China

Lara Farrar has written about the issues that journalism professors face while teaching journalism in China — a government-controlled media.

 

Today’s read:

Luka Magnotta will make first appearance in Berlin court today

Yesterday, German police apprehended the Canadian man who is suspected of the killing and dismembering of a Chinese university student. Today, Luka Magnotta will make his first appearance in court, which will start the process of his extradition back Montreal.

 

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